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The Consequences of Lightning


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Setting

    Ballymun mid-regeneration

  • Synopsis

    Jeepers is trapped inside his bedroom and others are trapped by invisible walls of regrets, old hurts and unanswered questions. Sam, one of the few tenants to move into the old tower blocks is dying; Frank, his successful son who turned his back on him; Kate, the unmarried mother whose life seemed destined to intertwine with Frank, Annie her daughter whom Jeepers adores and Martin, a jesuit in a torn jumper who has lived through every change in Ballymun.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Kate Ann O'Neill
Frank Brendan Laird
Jeepers Stephen Kelly (1)
Martin Mick Judd
Annie Georgina McKevitt
Sam Michael Byrne
Production Team  
Director Ray Yeates
Set Marie Tierney
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Sound Designer Mark O'Brien (2)
Line Producer Niamh NĂ­ ChonchĂșir
Production Manager Dylan Connolly
Stage Director Marella Boschi
Set Construction Jason Coogans
Set Construction Matt Houlihan
Scenic Artist Frank O'Neill
Wardrobe Assistant Monica Callan
Wardrobe Assistant Maeve Kelly
Photography Patrick Redmond
Chief LX David Tiernan
Publicity Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Transport Act Now

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    axis: Ballymun

  • Address

    Main Street, Ballymun
    Dublin 9
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 883 2100

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.